Friday, 23 February 2018


Good morning lovely people 'tis Friday which means it is time for 

So Friday night found us out celebrating once again (the birthday celebrations seemed to go on somewhat), we went out for what was quite a disastrous meal out with my Mum and step-Dad, hubby, said 17 year old and his girlfriend, my sister and my niece and her boyfriend.  We arrived to find half of the menu wasn't available as it had been 'pre-ordered' by customers who were arriving later in the evening and it went downhill from there.

On a positive the company was good and the banter unusual (which is strangely nothing new for my lot if I'm honest). 

I got a lovely photo of said 17 year old and his girlfriend

and my niece and her boyfriend

Despite the dreadful meal, the restaurant went to extra lengths to make up for the farce as they offered to make us take out pizza when the expected party that had prevented us from ordering part of the menu didn't bother to turn up.  We left with lots of 'free' pizza, so the night wasn't a complete waste. 

I enjoyed playing in my art journal using distress inks and Posca paint pens over the weekend, despite the fact there was no rugby on.

Although I was fighting with a burlap page - I'd tried painting a mermaid but wasn't happy with the finished look so the white gesso came out.

On Saturday we had a lovely walk around a local country park, not somewhere that we frequent and we were concerned that the mud would be excessive, but we managed just fine in the hiking boots.

Looking back towards the cafe 

seeing all the birds on the water with the blue sky reflections

The sun from the other side of the park was gorgeous

Adamant to carry on with the crafting that I'd been enjoying last week, I managed not one scrapbook layout but three.  All three from a couple of years ago when we stayed in a cottage in Wiltshire.

Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm - where we got to see the original British Concorde

Avebury stone circle

And obviously Stonehenge

The rest of the week has been a bit of a blur if I'm honest. 

Very busy work days and what always seem very short evenings. 

But I've enjoyed curling up with my Lykke book and my magazine that I got whilst food shopping on Tuesday.

Having a cosy TV room one of the evenings when it was cold out made a change as we haven't had many over recent weeks. 

And finally Thursday morning, when on my way to my second job, I was driving along the road and turned the corner and the sun was this beautiful fireball in the sky, it literally took my breath away and really started my day off on such a positive note. 

By the time I got to work, the sun was much higher and smaller in the sky and didn't have quite the fire it had when I first saw it, but it created a beautiful morning sky photo nonetheless.

And that is my lot this week lovely people, I hope you've had a great week, if you fancy joining in pop a post together, pop back and link up so we can come and visit. 


  1. what a sad experience at the restaurant- and how awful of that party to not turn up - hope you enjoyed your free pizza! the country park looks fabulous with the sun on the water. have a good week ahead!

  2. What a lovely photo of Said 17 yr old and his girlfriend! She looks like a very nice girl. Looking at the scrapbook photos taken a few years ago, I can see your son has matured. (OK that's obvious, I mean there is a big difference) Your scrapbook lay-outs are great by the way. I'm getting into it more now, so I hope we are inspiring each other to make more 'memories'.
    I agree, that sun is gorgeous, and that walk around the lake I bet was good to get rid of cobwebs.
    I'm sorry you had such a negative experience with the restaurant. And it's good that they made an effort to compensate with the pizzas. In fact it was very honest of them to admit those clients had never arrived. You would never have known had they not told you.But being all together I'm sure you had a great time nevertheless.
    Have a fab weekend,

  3. A great photo of your son and his lass. They are looking very happy together.
    Some lovely serene water pictures too. I am sure all your morning walks are very beneficial to you. We are only just getting back into walking the dogs each morning, after I was so poorly following Christmas, and I feel better for it already. (i expect the dogs do too!)
    Well done on more scrapbook layouts. I am going to try to make more 'random' pages this year, as well as tackling a major project that had waited ten years for me to get started on, so I am sure it will be another ten before it is finished!
    It is very bad of people to book into a restaurant and then not turn up, especially when they have ordered their menu in advance. Such a shame that it rather spoiled your outing, but at least you had some good company - and a free pizza. Have a good week. Kate x

  4. Lovely to see you scrapping - great LOs.
    So naughty of parties to not turn up especially when they have caused problems for others over the menu. Hope you all enjoyed the free pizza.
    Toni xx

  5. Don't you hate when you plan a lovely evening and someone else messes it up? But pizza is never a bad thing :D XXX